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Once in a while
I act like a child
To feel like a kid again
Tt gets like a prison in the body I'm living in
'Cause everyone's watching
And quick to start talking
I'm losing my innocence
Wish I were a little girl without the weight of the world

It would be nice
To start over again
Before we were men
I'd give, I'd bend
Let's play pretend

Remember the times
We had soda for wine
And we got by on gratitiude
The worst they could do to you was check your attitude
Yeah when fights were for fun
We had water in guns and a place we could call our own
How we lost hold of home I guess I'll never know

It would be nice
To start over again
Before we were men
I'd give, I'd bend
Let's play pretend

And when it's the end
Our lives will make sense
We'll love, we'll bend
Let's play pretend

It's not gonna be long
Before we're all gone
With nothing to show for them
Stop taking lives come on
Let's all grow up again

It would be nice
To start over again
Before we were men
I'd give, I'd bend
Let's play pretend

And when it's the end
Our lives will make sense
We'll love, we'll bend
Let's play pretend



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    UnregisteredJul 25, 2012 at 4:20 am
    Growing up. This song signifies the importance of childhood, and how she believes that the world has changed every perspective of the child they once knew. 'quick to start talking,' means that when you mess up, most likely everyone is going to know. They don't even think about your past or your future, they just gossip about what wrong you are doing in the present. The points about guns she is trying to make is that guns kill, of course, but that child that was once so pure, so cute, so innocent, killed a man. We take lives, not understanding how big of a deal it is until it is ours at stake. I think this song has a beautiful meaning and i definitely agree with her.
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    UnregisteredMay 10, 2012 at 2:31 pm
    In the first verse, when lights says that "it gets like a prison in the body i'm living in", i feel that it refers to how the older you are, the more you know about life and it's no longer as simple as when you were a little kid and sometimes, you just want to go back to those times but instead, you feel like you're caged inside of yourself. This point is further backed up by the line "wish i were a little girl without the weight of the world. " the "chorus" for this song talks about how she wishes that we could all go back to the beginning, start new. "before we were men" could possibly be referring to the biblical story of adam and eve and how god "created" them and how we are not perfect. "let's play pretend" could be taken as a little girl playing pretend with her friends or it could be taken as this person wishing for a different world and so, pretend their utopia.
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    Richie45mJan 10, 2011 at 4:18 am
    ...my meaning to this songg? well.. it jsut make me want to cry... i feel happy from it but also a filling emotion of depresstion and sadness and love.. it makes me think of my best friend who will never love me the same way i love her... it makes me think of everything weve done together that i feel is over that i doent think is ever going to come back and i miss her more then anything in the world but she doesent know... she... just loveess her boyfriend rob who i hate with all my heart ...just beucase hes with her...im only jelous of it.. i love her with all of my heart and everything i do i do for her.. i breath for her i live for her i get up in the mourning for her, nothing else matters.. i love her so much and this song just makes me think of her and all of the great times weve had together that i doent think ill get to live it out again my life with her thats going to end when she goes to college.. ill nvr see her.. mabey once but.. id even kno if shed want to but its the only thing that matters to me at all i love her with all my heart Vienna.

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